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Social Accountability: What Does the Evidence Really Say?


Series: GPSA Working Papers
Authors: Jonathan Fox
Published by: The Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA)
Date: September 2014

This working paper analyzes the distinction between tactical and strategic approaches to the promotion of citizen voice to contribute to improved public sector performance. According to the author, Jonathan Fox, the evidence shows that multi-pronged strategies that encourage enabling environments for collective actions and bolster state capacity to actually respond to citizen voice offer more promising results than tactical interventions that rely on optimistic assumptions about the power of information alone to motivate collective action and influence public sector performance.


The working paper is available in English, Arabic, French and Spanish:

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